The film is the twenty-first chapter within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first female-led film, indicating huge progress and a promising change for the future of the franchise. Captain Marvel comes after the cliffhanger that ended Avengers: Infinity War and travels back in time to 1995, filling in the gaps to tell the story of the hero who could change everything for the modern superheroes that still remain.
Larson rose to fame with Room, a quietly devastating drama that won her an Oscar in 2016. Since then, her projects have received a lukewarm response; from the big-budget Kong: Skull Island to her 'insufferably twee' directorial debut Unicorn Store in 2017.
Jude Law and Brie Larson as Krees in Captain Marvel
In Captain Marvel, Larson is blessed with a solid supporting cast: Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn and Jude Law are jumping on board as Krees (described as a 'technologically advanced militaristic alien race') and key players of Starforce (an elite military team) respectively. The stakes of the past, be it in honest romance, family legacy or destructive fame, have been seriously ramped up for everyone involved.
2019 is going to be a big year for superheroes – Captain Marvel is first up, blasting into UK cinemas on 8 March. The second part of the epic Avengers saga will then close with the still-untitled Avengers 4 film in May, indicating a true turning point for one of the biggest movie macrocosms created this side of the millennium. Stay tuned for further information as the intergalactic war of the worlds develops.
|What||Captain Marvel: Brie Larson joins the MCU, here's what we know|
08 Mar 19 – 08 Mar 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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